Manasquan Reservoir, Howell
Rent a Rowboat or Kayak
Row boat rentals are offered from April 1 - October 31 and kayak rentals from May 1- October 31. Rentals begin at 7 a.m.
At the Manasquan Reservoir Visitor Center, park patrons ages 18 and older can rent rowboats (1-hr $14.54 or 4-hrs $35.64); electric motor powered rowboats (4-hrs $46.42); and kayaks (1-hr single person $14.54 or 1-hr double person $20.63). A $10 deposit is required for 1 hour rental; $20 deposit required for 4 hour rental. (Please note prices do not include sales tax.) Cash, check, Visa, MasterCard or Discover accepted; deposits are cash only.
* Please note that the operation of an electric motorboat requires a NJ boating safety certificate.
June 16-September 25, 2023
Are you a sailor without a boat? The Park System has 15’ American (2-3 people) and 12’ Laser Pico (1 person) sailboats available for rent. Sailors should provide a Red Cross, US Sailing, or MCPS sailing card. If you do not have a certification, please call to discuss your sailing experience/skills.
- Please Note: Pre-registration is required at LEAST 48 hours in advance.
- For availability or questions, call 732-842-4000, ext. 4238.
- The cost is $80.00 per boat for 2-hour rental; cash or check only.
Turkey Swamp Park, Freehold
Rent a Kayak, Canoe, Rowboat or Paddleboat
Boat rentals are available weekends only from May 1 through mid-June, daily through Labor Day, and weekends only again from Labor Day through Columbus Day.
Boat rental hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekends. The cost is $14.54 an hour. Double kayaks are available for $20.63 an hour. Cash or check only. A refundable deposit of $10 is required for individual rental. Group rentals are available. (Please note prices do not include sales tax.)
Thompson Park, Lincroft
Marlu Lake Canoe Rentals at Thompson Park - These rentals have concluded for the season. Please check back for next year's details.
All equipment is provided; limited number of canoes available. The cost is $15 per boat for 1-3 people for two hours of canoeing; cash or check only. Open to all ages, under 18 with adult.